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The liberatory power of makeup

Lisa Eldridge’s first book, ‘Face Paint: The Story of Makeup’ is a reminder of human social obligations; of wanting to belong and feel accepted This book review/feature was first published for The Hans India "Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices.” London-based makeup artiste, Lisa Eldridge has added another shade to her palette of achievements with her first book, ‘Face Paint: The Story of Makeup’. In ‘Face Paint’, the red carpet specialist with over 20 years of experience in the industry reveals the history of makeup, from Egyptian ages through the Victorian age and the golden era of Hollywood, and surveys the science of cosmetics for what lies ahead in it. She narrates a story tracing the origins of makeup to its development over centuries citing anthropological, psychological, evolutionary and sexual significances as she

Poem :: I Couldn't Move On


I COULDN'T MOVE ON

No, I couldn't move on.
I loved him like the love I knew,
Read about in fairy tales.
His thoughts haunt me now,
Of things that could have been-
We belong to the past.

How could I move on?
Knowing he didn't love me,
The way I loved him,
With all my heart?
The harsh memory-
It breaths fire into my thoughts.

No, I couldn't move on,
From loving him any which way,
With time I've changed,
To accepting his denial,
And remain as he says-
'Just friends.'

I didn't move on.
I never can.
I wont.

-Asra

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